--I am trying to transition Isabelle out of my bed and into her crib. She has slept in my bed since she was born, and it worked out well for me as a breastfeeding mom. But I'd like to wean her now, and I'd like her to sleep on her own, and I'd like a bed free from little feet in my face. So far, it is going TERRIBLY. Like, worse than any other account I've ever heard. We're only a few days in, and day one she cried for two solid hours, day two she cried for three solid hours, and some days she just didn't want to nap, period. THREE HOURS, my friends. As soon as I leave her in her crib, she stands up and cries and screams constantly. She's temporarily consoled when I go back in, lay her back down and pat her for a few moments, but the crying resumes immediately when I leave again. Yikes. If y'all have any getting baby to sleep words of wisdom, by all means, SEND THEM MY WAY. Unfortunately, since Isabelle is one, I feel like a lot of the advice targeted to BABIES doesn't really apply to her.
I'm only smiling because I'm in here for a photo op,
and you're not trying to force me to sleep.
--Not many people have commented on the Paper Coterie Giveaway. What's up with that?! You get a $40 gift code to use however you'd like, which makes it a totally awesome giveaway. Go comment on that post. There are going to be TEN winners, and one just might be you!
--The winner of the Lysol giveaway and the Carmex giveaway was Tracy at Life With Landon. Clearly, the random number generator really liked her this week.
--I truly appreciate all the prayers and kind words y'all have sent my way. I really, truly appreciate and am thankful for each and every one of you.
As for my marriage, we are attending marriage counseling with a strong Christian marriage and family therapist, attending a Sunday school class specifically for married couples, and praying to God to transform both of us, and our marriage, into what He wants it to be.
--I've been re-reading The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes, and am reminded how amazing of a book it is.
I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's not a story, but rather a non-fiction and very biblically-based book that clearly deals with feelings of inadequacy, shame, and self-doubt and reassures you that you are significant and fully loved and accepted in God's eyes. Do yourself a favor and order a copy. For reals.
--I have been a serious Starbucks junkie lately. We're talking daily trips for my beloved iced coffees. 24 delicious ounces of iced coffee, half and half, and sugar-free vanilla goodness. YES please. (the half and half is what takes it from ehhhhh to AMAZING. Stop being scared of all the fat and give it a try!)
--It is currently 75 degress outsides and I am LOVING it. Normally, I'm a summertime girl through and through, but those unending days of 112 degrees were a killer. Bring on the fall!
I hope y'all are having a terrific Tuesday. Kiss your kiddos, hug your spouse a little harder, and give a stranger a random compliment today. It'll brighten your day, I promise.
linked to http://womenlivingwell.org/, which I highly recommend you go read!